Added Jun 9, 2010
Candia, New Hamp...
I made a promise to myself not to buy anything new for a whole year (in order to save for a new car, my last one broke tragically :( ) and I’ve set a goal to create a wardrobe to reflect myself and who i want to be. SO since I’m not buying anything, I’m making things :) The first staple to my new wardrobe had to be a new dress :) I had the lovely tablecloth i bought from goodwill and i was waiting for the perfect piece to turn it into, and when i saw the twinkle sews dress in sew stylish I had to have something like it. I didn’t want to print out the pattern so I took some inspiration from it for my dress, the only bit of pattern I used was from the top part of the bambi pattern (which i love!), and all the rest i free handed, and it surprisingly came out very nicely! I loved how the twinkle dress had so many details so i wanted to add that same element to my dress. I folded the large yellow strap and pressed it at the same time then sewed a long straight line across to secure it. I also lined the bust with the same yellow fabric as the straps, and the same red from the strap for the tie. I wanted to add some shape to the dress because the pleats in the front added a bit more volume than i thought was flattering. Over all I’m very proud of this dress, it’s the first really one i made :) I love how the lines and shapes line up, and i got an excellent compliment when someone told me how much they liked it! I hope you guys like it too!
pattern cloth from table cloth, scraps, elastic
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